Vintech X73Item ID: X73
Replica of Neve 1073 Single-channel Microphone Preamp/Equalizer
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X73Since 1997, Vintech has been manufacturing quality pro audio equipment based on original classic designs that have become standards in the industry. The X73 is a single-channel microphone preamp/equalizer based on the venerable 1073 channel strip module, with the original circuit design, the same polystyrene capacitors and the same transformers, ensuring that the X73 sounds exactly like the old 1073...back in the day, when the Neve unit was brand spanking new!
You need a power supply for the X73. See the X73 Power for the power supply.
• Class-A output amplifier that uses a 2N3055 NPN power transistor
• 1 rack space 16-gauge, all-steel Chassis
• St. Ives output transformer
• Hand wired Elma rotary input gain switch
• Output Level control by Clarostat
• EQ switches by Electroswitch
• Gold contacts
• 1,200 OR 300 ohm input impedance
• Rear Neutrik XLR in/out, TRS out
• Rear 1/4" TRS balanced line input
• 1/4" direct instrument input on the front panel
• Hi/Low shelving
• Variable EQ frequencies
• Input gain control
• Output level control
• Phase reverse switch
• +48-Volt phantom power switch
• EQ in/out switch
• LED output gain display ranging from -6 dB to +18 dB
• Power indicator LED
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Christopher , Savannah, GA
Reviewsbased on 1 review
The only preamp you'll ever need
by Nick Palmer from United StatesThis is a great piece of gear - the only preamp you'll only need. I love this thing so much I bought another one. The Vintech X73 sounds great, it took all my recordings to a new level and I love the ... read more [+]EQ. It also has a brand new DI input that I use with my Fender Rhodes and it is a beast! close [-]
October 4, 2011
Music Background: Studio Owner
These reproductions of the classic Neve 1073 channel strips are spot on. Vintech paid attention to every detail, down to locating the original supplier for the transformers used in the vintage units to ensure that all of the coveted Neve magic is preserved.
This is the perfect unit for anyone looking for the Neve sound, regardless of budget. Having come from working on classic Neve consoles as a tech, I feel these units are an unbeatable value!
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